Separation Agreements / Opting Out Agreements

What exactly is a Separation Agreement?

A separation agreement is a contract between spouses resolving the issues the couple may have, including property division, child custody, child support, and spousal maintenance. This agreement is very detailed and should cover issues that will be dealt with in the future.

They can be negotiated and drafted both prior to or during the divorce litigation process. A couple does not need to obtain a divorce once they enter into a separation agreement nor does such an agreement automatically become a divorce after any specific period of time.

Leonard Rosner has the experience and skill in negotiating and drafting separation agreements. That experience is critically important in protecting you now, as well as in the future.

Benefits of a Separation Agreement can include:

  • A marital separation agreement can allow a couple to divide their property, while keeping their health insurance coverage as is by remaining formally married.
  • Organizing a separation agreement prior to a divorce, can allow for a calmer and more civil divorce process.
  • It allows both parties to settle cases (such as child custody) before a formal divorce is pursued.
  • A legal separation is also generally a preferred alternative for couples who receive financial benefits from staying legally married, or those who do not want to pursue a divorce due to religious beliefs.
  • It permits you and your spouse to decide what is best for you rather than allowing the court to make that decision for you.

At Leonard A. Rosner Attorney at Law, we have knowledge and experience in the world of separation agreements. Mr. Rosner can discuss the pros and cons of a legal separation, while protecting your best interests and options during the entire process.

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